If you would like a more detailed and biblical examination of Revelations and other “End Times” passages in scripture, this will get you started. In this document I introduce some of the best biblical scholarship in this area and prove that the bible is not interpreted based on the evening news, but “reveals” rather than obscures a beautiful conclusion to the themes woven throughout scripture and human history.
Furthermore, I highlight from my studies of the best scholars on this subject the characters of the book of Revelations so that it is understood, practically, historically, and not a some Harry Potter, future armageddon, with giant dragons, beasts, and all the mythology that resounds in fictional writers and fundamentalist, modern day doomsday preachers.
For all of you who just can’t get your head around the idea that the world is on the path to restoration and not going to Hell in a handbasket, I have prepared a document that lists out the verses in scripture where the gospel of restoration is depicted. These come throughout the corpus of scripture and always follow passages that depict retribution. It’s as though scripture is saying what Jesus said, “You have heard it said, BUT I say to you…”
See for yourself. If you love and trust scripture the sheer volume collected here should convince you that we have been sold a negative eschatology which doesn’t reflect the teachings in the bible.